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Michael Gibbons: Coffeshop Conversations #127 Secrets to running a music venue in a restaurant

By TOM D'ANTONI // Why did he decide to put music in Jo Bar, a restaurant? Why is he enjoying it so much?

Back in World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation.

We like to have some of the people who run and/or own music venues in here from time to time. We’ve had Nicholas Harris from Jack London, Jim Brunberg from Mississippi Studios and Revolution Hall…and a few other folks.

Today we have Michael Gibbons who owns Jo Bar and Papa Haydn. Jo Bar has music four or more times a week. And that’s where my full disclosure comes in. I DJ there on Saturday nights 10-midnight.

Thing is, I’ve always thought Michael was a very interesting guy who would make a very interesting Coffeeshop Conversation. I was right.

So let’s meet him.

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